Job Openings at the Embassy

U.S. Embassy Kampala Human Resources Office encourages interested job applicants to apply for any of our open positions!

Please note applications can only be received from the on-line recruitment service using the link http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/.

You will be required to register as part of the process. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.

On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

Please follow all instructions carefully. We are unable to respond to individual inquiries. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted at the address they provide.

All Vacancies

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 03-18  

OPEN TO:                    All Interested Candidates/All Sources 

POSITION:                   PEPFAR Program and Outreach Advisor 

OPENING DATE:         January 19, 2018 

CLOSING DATE:          February 1, 2018 

WORK HOURS:           Full-time, 40 hours/week 

SALARY:                      Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN8 Ugshs 63,281,227 p.a.  Inclusive of allowances

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-6    **Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.  

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Program and Outreach Advisor (PEPFAR). 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 

The Program Coordinator (PEPFAR Program and Outreach Advisor) will serve as advisor to the PEPFAR Country Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator on policy and program management issues affecting implementation of PEPFAR in Uganda.  S/he will be responsible for responding to inquiries, tasks, and deliverables from multiple constituents, including the interagency PEPFAR team, U.S. Mission Front Office, S/GAC, and Embassy Public Affairs Office (PAO).

The Program Coordinator (PEPFAR Program and Outreach Advisor) will serve as PEPFAR Coordination Office (PCO) focal person and coordinate external engagement/outreach with associated host country government, civil society, donor partners, and private sector organizations.  

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree, or host country equivalent, in public administration, public policy, public health, communications, social science, is required.

EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively responsible experience in administration or management at mid-level is required.  Experience communicating guidance, technical considerations, and other programmatic priorities orally also is required

LANGUAGE: List both English and host country language(s) proficiency by level (II, III) and specialization (sp/read):

Level IV (fluent) in written and spoken English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to develop and maintain extensive contacts within the USG across the 6-agency, 200+ person PEPFAR team, U.S. Mission, S/GAC, and PEPFAR headquarters offices is required. Standard level keyboard and computer skills to include specialized software, word processing and spreadsheets and excellent written and oral skills in order to effectively communicate, make formal presentations, and draft public relations material and reports in the performance of PEPFAR duties is required. Ability to coordinate, prioritize and oversee multiple projects and to work within the existing mission structure is required.  Typing skills where speed and accuracy is important is required. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Job holder is required to have in-depth knowledge of PEPFAR and USG development and public health agencies’ visions for global health.  By virtue of position, is required to have good understanding of the country and health resources available through government and NGOs

SELECTION PROCESS 

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application. 

Download PEPFAR Program and Outreach Advisor Position Description

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER: 

(1)   AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)   AEFM / USEFM

(3)   FS on LWOP**

 

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

1.      Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy:  nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2.      Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3.      Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4.      The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5.      Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

1.      All applications must be submitted online.

2.      Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001

3.       You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.

4.      On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

 

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

 

WHERE TO APPLY:

 

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/

Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single  attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 02-18 

 

OPEN TO:                    All Interested Candidates/All Sources 

POSITION:                   Chauffeur (2) 

OPENING DATE:         January 18, 2018 

CLOSING DATE:          January 31, 2018 

WORK HOURS:           Full-time, 45 hours/week 

SALARY:                      Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN3 Ugshs 30,890,408 p.a.  Inclusive of allowances

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-BB*    *Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.  

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur at the CDC Entebbe office. 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 

Operates a passenger vehicle in accordance with the Motor Pool Dispatcher’s instructions to transport personnel and official visitors within the city and surrounding areas.  Runs errands. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 

  1. EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required.
  2. EXPERIENCE: Two years of chauffeur experience is required.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level III English (good working knowledge) ability is required. This will be tested.
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have local drivers’ license appropriate to the type of vehicle operated. (Class B, CM & DL).
  5. JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.

SELECTION PROCESS 

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

Download Chauffeur CDC Position Description

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1)   AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)   AEFM / USEFM

(3)   FS on LWOP**

 

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

1.      Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy:  nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2.      Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3.      Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4.      The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5.      Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

1.      All applications must be submitted online.

2.      Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001

3.       You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.

4.      On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

 

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

 

WHERE TO APPLY:

 

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/

Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single  attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 36-17

OPEN TO:                    All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION:                   Chauffeur/Dispatcher FSN-5

OPENING DATE:         December 21, 2017

CLOSING DATE:          January 9, 2017

WORK HOURS:           Full-time, 45 hours/week

SALARY:                      Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN5 Ugshs 38,561,734 p.a.  Inclusive of allowances

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-BB*

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

Download: Position Description 

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

 The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur/Dispatcher.

 BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

 Incumbent follows a work schedule provided by the DAO. Drives DAO to/from official functions and to locations outside Kampala.  Delivers and picks up documents. Drives visiting American Officials as instructed and maintains 5 vehicles in clean and neat conditions at all times. Checks oil, water, gas and tyres daily. Follows up with maintenance schedules to ensure that cars are checked on a regular basis and that tune ups are performed. Ensure assigned vehicle(s) are in proper working order and all required maintenance is performed. Conduct vehicle inspections following guidelines from inspection checklist provided by current DIA forms. Document daily inspections and arrange for corrective action on all discrepancies found/noted. Schedule vehicle for routine maintenance (oil changes, tune-ups, etc.) Ensure that vehicles are clean and serviceable at all times. Document vehicle movements on current DIA forms(s) to track utilization. Document vehicle expenditure to track cost efficiency of assets. Fill out accident reports when necessary.

 QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1.  EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school (both ‘O and A’ level) is required.
  2.  EXPERIENCE: Two years’ experience as a dispatcher and chauffeur is required. One-year in assisting and expediting travelers and aircraft cargo through Entebbe airport is required.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level II English ability (Limited) is required. This will be tested.
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must be responsible, self-motivated and works with little supervision.  Must be able to perform emergency road service and be able to coordinate for road service assistance.  Occasionally have to load and unload heavy luggage and packages. Must be able to achieve positive connections inside airport security, Civil Aviation Authority, Entebbe Ground Handling Services, and VIP section of Entebbe Airport.
  5. JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have good knowledge of automotive maintenance.  Must have a valid driver’s license. (This will be tested) Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.

 SELECTION PROCESS 

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

 HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

  •  USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP

 ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
  5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

 HOW TO APPLY: 

Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

  1. All applications must be submitted online.
  2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
  3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

 http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/

Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single  attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT No. 2017-008

Driver  

About Peace Corps in Uganda

Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture and Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.  See http://uganda.peacecorps.gov for more details about Peace Corps Uganda.

Position Title:                          Driver

Opening date:                         Monday November 13, 2017

Closing date:                           Monday November 27, 2017 4:45pm

Reports to:                              General Services Manager (GSM)

Location:                                 Peace Corps Office, Kampala

Position Classification:           Personal Services Contract. Local hire position, 45 hours a week.

Length of Employment The initial contract is for one year (renewable depending on availability of funds).

 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The incumbent will operate Peace Corps vehicles in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements and with supervisor instructions to transport cargo and personnel, Trainees, and Volunteers to appointments in Kampala and, as may be needed, throughout the countryside, where Peace Corps and its Volunteers work within Uganda.  The incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight and backup performance of periodic maintenance and repairs of Peace Corps vehicles.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  1. Driving: Contractor will operate official Peace Corps vehicles to transport passengers and cargo.
  2. Maintenance and repair: Contractor will insure that vehicles are maintained and repaired, either in-house or at referral site.  With the GSM, Contractor will design, stock, and maintain vehicle maintenance systems and operate an in-house servicing capability.  He will also wash and clean the vehicles as needed.
  3. Record keeping: Contractor will maintain vehicle logs that record each trip taken, odometer readings and time of departure and arrival for each trip.  Each time that fuel is put in the vehicle, the Contractor will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer reading and date obtained.  Any maintenance must also be recorded.
  4. Contractor will deliver and pick-up messages and parcels.  He will make purchases as requested.  He will do surveys of prices of goods.
  5. Contractor will load and unload heavy items into/from vehicles, as well as help move furniture and equipment from one part of the office and residences to another.
  6. Other duties as assigned by the GSM and/or the DMO.

Qualifications 

  1. Education: Completion of elementary school is required; secondary and related trade school or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance trainings are highly desired.
  2. Prior Work Experience: At least three years of professional chauffeur experience and a valid local driver’s license for following types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes: B (motor cars),C (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus), DM (medium omnibus)
  3. Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English (Level III) is required.
  4. Knowledge and ability: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic recordkeeping (computer usage) is also highly desired.
  5. Duties require the ability to deal with officials and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.
  6. Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, businesspeople, property owners and PC Volunteers.
  7. Demonstrated experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  8. Ability to work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with evening and weekend hours and travel to countryside as may be needed.

Must be legally able to work in Uganda. 

Position Elements

  1. Supervision Received: Under direct supervision of the General Services Manager.
  2.      Supervision Exercised: None
  3. Available Guidance: From supervisor, Peace Corps manuals and established practices.
  4. Exercise of Judgment: Considerable independence and exercise of judgment is required within the job requirements.
  5. Authority to Make Commitments: None
  6. Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Contact with Peace Corps volunteers, staff, vendors, contractors, counterparts.
  7. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties after Entry into the Position: 52 weeks.

How to apply

Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.

Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov.

Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_Driver” for the Driver Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 34-17 (Re- Advertised)

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION: Information Resource Center Assistant

OPENING DATE: October30, 2017

CLOSING DATE: November 10, 2017

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-7 Ugshs 46,440,981 p.a. Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-7
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
Download: Position Description

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Information Resource Center Assistant.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Under the supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer, the IRC Assistant provides programmatic support to IRC programs and research and reference services to Mission target audiences and mission staff. The Assistant advises on collection development and also recommends and implements outreach programming, training, and demonstration activities; the assistant supports mobile outreach efforts, including mobile spaces. The assistant uses electronic and traditional resources to respond to inquiries of moderate complexity from the target audience.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Completion of a university degree in Public Relations or Communication is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressive work experience in library services, public relations, or project management in a medium to a large organization is required.

3. LANGUAGE: List both English and host country language(s) by level and specialization.
Level IV (Fluent) in both written and spoken English is required.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent service orientation, communication and cross-cultural skills. Demonstrated ability to rapidly perform complex reference services and work effectively with American and local staffs. Must be able to plan, organize, and carry out assigned responsibilities, including a coordinated outreach plan. Work in close coordination with Public Affairs staff to determine resource needs to support mission is required.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Electronic retrieval and delivery tools. Standard information science practices and procedures. General knowledge of PD organization and objectives. Some knowledge of U.S. culture and society as well as U.S foreign policy is required.

SELECTION PROCESS

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 32-17

 OPEN TO:                   All Interested Candidates/All Sources 

POSITION:                   Bodyguard (Shift Supervisor) 

OPENING DATE:         October 13, 2017 

CLOSING DATE:          October 26, 2017  October 27, 2017

WORK HOURS:           Full-time, 40 hours/week 

SALARY:                      Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-7 Ugshs 46,440,981 p.a.  Inclusive of allowances

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-7     *Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.  

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Bodyguard (Shift Supervisor). 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 

This is a non-supervisory position on the bodyguard unit of the Regional Security Office. Incumbent is a specialist trained in close physical protection operations. The duty includes bodyguard protection of Embassy staff and visiting dignitaries.  Reports directly to the Bodyguard Officer in Charge and receives daily work assignments and guidance through the Shift Supervisor. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 

  1. EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school (both O’ and A’ levels) is required.
  2. EXPERIENCE: Total of four years, at least three years of progressively responsible experience in the commercial security guard business, civilian or government police or military and one year in managing staff.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level IV English ability (good working knowledge of written, spoken and reading) and level III ability (good working knowledge of written, spoken and reading) in any three of the following languages is required; Luganda, Lusoga, Kiswahili, Runyankole, Acholi, Lugisu, Runyoro, Rukiga, and Alur/Acholi.
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have keen analytical abilities, originality of ideas, creative solutions, and the exercise of sound, independent judgment;
  • Must be able to make independent judgments on threats made to protected individuals.
  • Must be able to rapidly assimilate and assess real-time threat information and issue orders for the immediate conduct of defensive operations.
  • Must have a valid driver’s General license and be able to learn defensive driving.
  • Must be able and willing to use firearms safely and proficiently.
  • Must be able to operate a full spectrum of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at a minimum).
  1. JOB KNOWLEDGE:  A strong knowledge in physical protection, standard security practices and procedures; good working knowledge of standard security equipment and weapons; thorough knowledge of host-country operational environment, language, law and security entities, and historic criminal and terrorist threats and operational tendencies are required.

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SELECTION PROCESS 

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER: 

  • USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  1. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  1. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  1. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
  1. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

  1. All applications must be submitted online.
  2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
  3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/

Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single  attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 27-17(T)

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION: Public Health Administrative Management Specialist (Cooperative Agreements)
(This is a training grade level i.e., one grade below the full performance level to enable the incumbent to acquire the required experience, knowledge, skills and abilities towards specific procedures, programs and policies related to the position.) Applicants who responded to Vacancy Announcement 27-17 need not reapply as their applications will be considered.

OPENING DATE: October 5, 2017

CLOSING DATE: October 19, 2017

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-9 Ugshs 75,718,515 p.a. Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-5*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

DOWNLOAD: Position description

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Administrative Management Specialist (Cooperative Agreements).

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Job holder is one of four specialists responsible for oversight at the post level of the administrative aspects of the agency’s cooperative agreements portfolio. Job holder’s administrative role extends throughout the life cycle of the implementing instrument, beginning with funding proposal preparation, initial award and carrying through to close out. These administrative functions provide the infrastructure for effective and coordinated implementation, monitoring and overall administrative management of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) PEPFAR-funded and other public health programmatic activities carried out by implementing partners in Uganda.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Master’s degree in public administration, public health, international development, business administration, management or finance is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively responsible administrative management experience in a public health or international development program that includes administrative management of acquisitions, grants, contracts or cooperative agreement documentation and reporting, files management and exposure to external clients is required.

3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluency – speaking/reading/writing) in English is required, as well as level l (rudimentary) understanding of a local language.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good communication skills, both oral and written, are required, to include ability to write clear and concise documents, reports, program and policy guidelines and ability to deliver oral presentations on programmatic matters. Excellent inter-personal skills are required in order to coordinate with USG colleagues and implementing/cooperating partners to ensure mutual cooperation. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly-detailed work environment is required. The ability to assess problems and develop realistic solutions is required. Ability to plan and monitor budget expenditures to meet PEPFAR-program needs is required. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are required. A facility to work with higher mathematical calculations for purposes of reporting is required.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: In order to support the host government and implementing partners in the development and strengthening of effective services for those who are co-infected, a cross-cutting professional knowledge foundation in HIV care, TB and TB/HIV activities is required. This would include detailed knowledge of current TB/HIV infectious disease issues, behavior change, counseling, care, testing and clinical interventions related to Tuberculosis, HIV treatment for co-infection and general HIV care and support. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Detailed specialist knowledge of agency care and support and TB/HIV public health programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to the development and administration of national/international public health programs funded by PEPFAR is required. Working knowledge of overall administrative requirements in support of memoranda of understanding and cooperative agreements is required.

SELECTION PROCESS

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 33-17

OPEN TO: Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs),
Eligible Family Members (EFMs), or members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies

POSITION: Chauffeur

OPENING DATE: September 28, 2017

CLOSING DATE: October 11, 2017

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 45 hours/week

DOWNLOAD: Position Description

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-4 Ugshs 34,488,206 p.a. Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-AA*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of a Chauffeur.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Incumbent is assigned as designated driver to the Deputy Chief of Mission and operates a passenger vehicle. While not performing DCM designated duties, incumbent operates a passenger vehicle according to the Dispatcher’s instructions delivering/ transporting mail and/or personnel including official visitors within the city and surrounding areas. Incumbent must be safety and security conscious at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Attainment of the Ordinary Level Certificate of Education is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: Two years of chauffeur experience is required.

3. LANGUAGE: Level III English ability is required. This will be tested.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have valid local driver’s license for combined types of vehicles (B, DL, and CM) and possess an armored vehicle training certificate.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.

SELECTION PROCESS

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

FEED THE FUTURE COORDINATOR – TEAM LEADER

Announcement date: Monday September 25, 2017
Closing date: Monday October 9, 2017 4:45pm

About Peace Corps in Uganda

Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memorandum of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Education, Health and Community Agribusiness. Peace Corps also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.
See https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda for more details about Peace Corps Uganda.

Feed the Future

Feed the Future (FTF) is the United States Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. It supports country-driven approaches to address the root causes of hunger and poverty and forge long-term solutions to chronic food insecurity and under-nutrition. Peace Corps is one of many implementing partners on the FTF initiative.

Position Title: Feed the Future Coordinator – Team Leader
Supervisor: Director of Programming and Training (DPT)
SOW Reviewed/revised: September, 2017
Type of Employment: Personal Services Contract, full time, 40 hours/week
Duty Location: Peace Corps Office, Kololo, Kampala Uganda
Travel Requirements: Frequent land travel is required in all regions of Uganda except the Karamoja region. Expect 40-50% travel.
Some international travel within Africa and the US may be
requested for trainings, workshops, etc.
Length of Employment: As stated in the contract. Initially one-year renewable contract that includes a 6-months’ probation period.

Basic function
This position is intended to provide technical expertise to Peace Corps’ Feed the Future Interagency Partnership. The Coordinator is to creatively determine the best utilization of the Volunteer skills and abilities to contribute to the country’s food security using the FTF Participating Agency Program Agreement (PAPA) between Peace Corps and USAID as a guide. This includes building partnerships at national, district and local levels in order to identify optimum Volunteer work placements. The Coordinator will provide technical guidance and support to current Volunteers. This may involve helping Volunteers to adjust to their sites, to build strategic partnerships, to oversee a team of two staff members, and to contribute to the quality of the Peace Corps’ mission in Uganda.

The Coordinator – Team Leader position is a key senior staff member of the Community Agribusiness Project and works closely with the two other FTF Coordinators. The Coordinator is part of a Programming and Training team with the Director of Programming and Training (DPT), the Training Team, the Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Specialist and other Program Managers, and also collaborates closely with the Administrative, Safety and Security and Medical Units.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Coordinates with USAID/Uganda and implementing partners and the other Peace Corps FTF Coordinators to identify optimum work placements for Volunteers.
• Provides one-to-one support to PCVs, identifies areas for technical training and designs and delivers same to PCVs and their host organizations regionally, at ISTs and PSTs.
• Compiles program reports for PC/Uganda, USAID/Uganda and PC/HQ to demonstrate the use and impact of PC/Uganda’s contributions to Feed the Future.
• Assists and encourages Volunteers in monitoring their work and reporting activities in the VRF, and documenting their development stories and outcomes.
• Co-develop and maintain a Project Advisory Committee
• Engages the Peace Corps Volunteer Leader (PCVL) for AG in appropriate activities to support and promote FtF activities among AG PCVs.
• Serves as “Team Leader” among the three Peace Corps FtF Coordinators. This “first among equals” position role is to lead discussions, monitoring and reporting efforts, initiatives, ensure good communications, and coordinates roles for training and other joint activities.

Programming and Management (30% of time)
Develops and maintains Peace Corps’ food security activities as part of the
Community Agribusiness project that reflects and serves the needs of Uganda. The duties include:
• Identifies host country development issues and dynamics through research, study, and dialogue.
• Conducts or coordinates periodic assessments of host country and community assets and needs. In conjunction with host country officials, non-governmental organizations, community members, Peace Corps staff members, PCVs, and third parties when appropriate, identifies and develops projects which reflect and serve the needs of the host country.
• Ensures that projects also meet Peace Corps and regional programming criteria and strategies. Determines the range of skills and degree of competency needed for project implementation.
• Verifies the probability of recruiting PCVs with the required skills and works with training staff to ensure that the PCVs will be given training to achieve necessary competency levels.
• Provides advice and guidance to resolve, implement, or manage program or policy issues that involve major areas of uncertainty in approach or methodology. After consultation with other staff members, PCVs, and host country officials, makes recommendations to the CD about the continuation, completion, closure, or reconfiguration of existing sites, activities or projects.
• Researches and writes major programming documents including project plans, volunteer assignment descriptions, Job Specific Requisitions (JSR), funding requests, periodic report forms, and Project Status Reports (PSRs). Reviews and revises project plans annually as part of PC/Headquarters’ regular review process.
• Surveys potential PCV sites and evaluates them for appropriateness along multiple lines including opportunities for meaningful work, living conditions, and opportunities for community involvement, the availability of supporting resources, and safety and security.
• Ascertains safety situation for PCVs, including the adequacy of transportation and communications for emergency evacuation purposes. Works with the community and organizations at each site to prepare them to work with and receive a PCV.
• Co-develops and maintains a Project Advisory Committee and through this and other efforts, establishes working relationships with the host country government, communities, non-governmental organizations, and other institutions to encourage effective participation and support for PCV projects. Briefs on-site host country supervisors and counterparts on projects and PCV roles.
• Maintains liaison with relevant ministries and organizations concerning PCV supervision, safety, housing, technical support, and project implementation.
• Works closely with the Director of Programming and Training to assure strategic and operational coordination with the entire Programming and Training team.

Volunteer Support and Safety (25% of time)
Provides and coordinates the provision of timely, locally appropriate technical, personal, and administrative and safety and security support to PCVs through site visits, office visits by PCVs, email and phone communications. The duties include:

• Develop and manage Volunteer work sites with partners throughout Uganda.
• Provide management support to Volunteers and their counterparts. This also includes work and support with Volunteer technical Think Tanks.
• Maintains phone and internet communication and checks in on assigned Volunteers with work status and personal adaptation updates.
• Conducts at least 1 site visit per assigned Volunteer to monitor PCV’s project work and assists PCVs to evaluate their work and plan for the future.
• Provides guidance and / or problem-solving assistance to Volunteers experiencing cultural adjustment, language, job assignment, housing problems, and crises at home. Refers cases in need of professional counseling to the PCMO as appropriate.
• Identifies and advises PCVs on the advisability of seeking external SPA, VAST or PCPP funding for their projects. Reviews and approves/disapproves Volunteer community projects involving requests for external support.
• Conducts visits to potential Volunteer sites to determine their suitability of Volunteer placement and the availability of suitable housing prior to final site selection.
• Reviews MS-270 and Site History Files for any safety/security issues before Volunteer placement. Updates Site History files periodically with relevant information.
• Conducts meetings with Volunteers’ supervisors/counterparts and/or Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries t officials on Volunteer related work issues.
• Identifies possible Volunteer safety and security issues during interactions with Volunteers and/or their supervisors/counterparts and assists the Safety and Security Coordinator with MS-270 compliance.
• Alerts the Country Director through the DPT to any problematic job-related, security or health issues that arise at Volunteer work sites.
• Provides clear guidance to Volunteers regarding Peace Corps policies and enforces those policies in a fair and consistent manner. Institutes disciplinary actions when PCVs violate established policies. Informs DPT of problems and recommends solutions.

Volunteer Training (15% of time)
Plans and conducts training activities to ensure that Trainees are given a good start and Volunteers are prepared to be a valuable member of their Ugandan communities. The duties include:

• Provides technical training in line with the development of core competencies and learning objectives for FtF/ AG activities to meet the objectives of the FtF/AG project plans, safety and security, and other priority development technical areas of PCU.
• Serves as the lead FtF technical specialist to collaboratively work with the Training Manager and her/his team to plan and implement TOTs, PSTs, ISTs, MSTs, technical workshops and COS conferences.
• Coordinates collection of materials for training, and identifies guest speakers to participate in sector-specific training activities.
• Delivers FtF/AG training to PCTs and PCVs.

General Management and Administration (15% of time)
As a senior staff member at post, provides input and works on tasks effecting overall post management and the success of the Peace Corps program in country as a whole. The duties include:

• Assists the CD and DPT in establishing an overall vision and mission for the country program. Provides input into the creation of the Post’s strategic and operational plans.
• Works with other staff members to create uniform and complementary programming, training, and administrative systems.
• Performs long-range planning and management of new substantive agency programs where precedents are scarce or nonexistent.
• Fulfills fiscal responsibilities, including budget preparation, budget reporting, and maintenance of fiscal controls.
• Assumes oversight responsibility for specific Peace Corps activities and ad hoc Volunteer working groups and committees.
• Represents the Peace Corps to the U.S. Embassy, USAID, other development agencies, host country government, and non-governmental organizations, providing information on Peace Corps’ purpose, philosophy, goals, program, history, and projects.
• Contributes to PCV welcome books, trainee handbooks, PCV handbooks, and other post documentation dealing with the recruitment, selection, placement, training, and support of PCVs.
• Participates in the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan and coordinates emergency plan meetings, resources, and contacts for assigned Volunteers.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) (10% of time)
Co-manages co-coordinates and collects FtF/ AG data and information from PCVs; conducts evaluative and reflective activities regarding the project and related PC activities, and writes and contributes reports on FtF/ AG projects. The duties include:

• Liaise with the USAID Monitoring and Evaluation team to compile the reports and generate data toward the indicators and impact data when and where possible.
• Learns how to use all relevant reporting tools and operations and mentors other staff and Volunteers on them, particularly the Volunteer Reporting Tool and Forms (VRT/F).
• Provides timely, technical, relevant and supportive feedback on VRFs to the PCV author and uploads them into the Volunteer database (VIDA).
• Writes reports, with input from the post coordinator (or person assigned the tasks) for Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, items relevant for periodic and Annual reports to comply with special funding needs and Peace Corps headquarters reporting requirements.
• Participates in monitoring and evaluation meetings and activities and creates draft documents for the Integrated Planning and Budget (IPBS), the annual Peace Corps reporting (Project Status Reviews (PSRs), Training Status Review (TSR)s, Congressional Reports and Peace Corps Uganda Annual Report.
• Promotes to PCVs and their counterparts to monitor and complete reporting documentation to Peace Corps on their activities.
• Conducts site visits to current Volunteer sites in order to assess their welfare, job performance, job satisfaction, skill transfer activities, housing and resource support. Prepares site visit reports indicating any required follow-up.
• Liaises with Grants Coordinator to encourage prompt and accurate reporting by AG PCVs for their SPA, VAST and PCPP grants.
• Oversees the preparation of the AG training report that is written principally by the Program Specialist.

Other (5% of time)
• Periodically serves as post duty officer responsible for weekend and after-hour emergencies
• Contributes articles on FtF/AG to Staff Notes and Volunteer Newsletters.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the CD or the DPT to assist Peace Corps to successfully carry out its mission in Uganda.

Addresses Volunteer safety and security by adhering to Peace Corps site development policies and procedures. Identifies and immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and the Country Director (CD). Assists Program Managers/APCDs to ensure that prospective sites meet established programmatic and safety/security criteria (e.g., safe housing, a clearly defined assignment with an organization that shows real interest in working with a Volunteer, etc.). Reviews and references site history files when evaluating potential sites, and incorporates appropriate safety and security-related information into site history files. Monitors Volunteer compliance with Peace Corps policies, especially related to safety and security. Participates in the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP). Acts as duty officer, as needed. Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

The Contractor is subject to worldwide availability and may be requested by the Peace Corps to be reassigned or transferred permanently to another Peace Corps Post/Headquarters or perform temporary duties (TDY) as required and to travel to other assignments within Peace Corps’ as assigned. Any such reassignment or transfer shall be subject to agreement of the Contractor. The Statement of Work as defined will remain the same; however the duties may be subject to change as determined by the Contracting Officer.

To the extent Contractor is allowed to operate a US government owned, leased, or rented vehicle (GOV) to perform their job duties, the Contractor must operate that vehicle safely at all times and only operate it for official business purposes as defined in 31 USC 1334.
Contractor is encouraged to refrain from texting or from engaging in any behavior that distracts attention from driving safely at any time. Except in an emergency situation, Contractor shall not text message (i) when driving a GOV; (ii) when driving a privately-owned vehicle (POV) while on official government business; or (iii) while using electronic equipment supplied by the government while driving any vehicle (even during off-duty hours)

Qualifications
• Education: Master’s in one of these fields: Business, Agribusiness, Marketing, Agriculture, International Development or related field.
• Experience: Minimum of 5 years required in the field of marketing and agribusiness or finance and business or agro business development. Proven management and leadership experience required.
• Skills and Abilities: A team player is essential; good organizational and time management skills; willingness to take initiative; excellent teamwork; strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; Ability to work independently with little supervision; Ability and willingness to travel extensively; Ability to work on a regular Monday through Friday schedule with evening and weekend hours when necessary; Strong interest in Uganda’s development.
• Computer skills: Ability to use computers including Word processing, Spreadsheet programs, power point and email.
• Language: Excellent skills in writing, reading and speaking English and at least one Uganda local language.

Must be legally able to work in Uganda.

Position Elements
• Supervision Received: Director of Programming and Training.
• Available Guidelines: Peace Corps Manual, FtF PAPA, Community Agribusiness project guidelines, instructions provided by the CD, DPT and Program Managers.
• Exercise of Judgment: Broad exercise of judgment within the confines of job responsibilities.
• Limits of Authority: The Coordinator is expected to research, negotiate, and suggest solutions within the confines of the job responsibilities.
Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Works closely with Program Managers, the Director of Programming and Training, Training Manager, Country Director, Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers. Communicates at all levels as required by the job responsibilities.

How to apply
Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.

Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov .

Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Okodia John_FtF Coord.” for the Feed the Future Coordinator – Team Leader Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 31-17

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION: Chauffeur (2)

OPENING DATE: September 21, 2017

CLOSING DATE: October 04, 2017

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 45 hours/week

DOWNLOAD: Position Description

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-3 Ugshs 30,890,408 p.a. Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-BB*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Operates a passenger vehicle in accordance with dispatcher’s instructions to transport Embassy personnel and official visitors within the city and surrounding areas.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Attainment of the Ordinary Level Certificate of Education is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: Two years of chauffeur experience is required.

3. LANGUAGE: Level II English ability (Limited) is required. This will be tested.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have valid local driver’s license (Class B, CM & DL).

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.

SELECTION PROCESS
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION: Warehouseman/Truck Driver (Re-advertised)

OPENING DATE: September 19, 2017

CLOSING DATE: October 2, 2017

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-3 Ugshs 27,690,611 p.a. Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-BB
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Warehouseman/ Truck Driver.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Operates all warehouse handling equipment/vehicles used in the movement of incoming/outgoing shipments and store supplies. Handling of equipment/vehicles includes but is not limited to heavy and light duty trucks, pallet trucks, forklifts, dollies and trolleys. Incumbent will be involved in the loading and unloading of the handling equipment/vehicles at the same time, as a member of the warehouse team, perform warehouse duties.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: A combination of two years’ experience in performing clerical and driving duties is required.

3. LANGUAGE: Level III English ability (good working knowledge) is required.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Physical ability and possession of a valid drivers’ license.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have general knowledge of the safest and most efficient ways to move, store and place furniture and appliances and the ability to maneuver the forklift in limited space, is required.

SELECTION PROCESS

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 29-17                                                       

OPEN TO:                    All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION:                  Bodyguard (Officer in Charge)

OPENING DATE:         September 5, 2017

CLOSING DATE:          September 18, 2017

WORK HOURS:           Full-time, 40 hours/week

SALARY:                      Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-8 Ugshs 63,281,227 p.a.  Inclusive of allowances

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-6    *Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Bodyguard (Officer in Charge).

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

This is a supervisory position in the Regional Security Office.  The incumbent is responsible for the leadership and management of the all bodyguards assigned to the U.S. Mission. The duties include bodyguard protection of Embassy staff and visiting dignitaries; administrative duties such as review and filing of time sheets, leave records and evaluation reports for all bodyguards.  Incumbent reports directly to the Assistant Regional Security Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. EDUCATION: Completion of two years college or university studies in business administration, liberal arts or science is required.
  2. EXPERIENCE: Total of five years progressively responsible experience, three years of which is in the commercial security guard industry, civilian or government police or military and at least two years at a management level with direct responsibilities of staff.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level IV English ability (good working knowledge of written, spoken and reading) and level IV ability (good working knowledge of written, spoken and reading) in any three of the following languages is required; Luganda, Lusoga, Kiswahili, Lunyankole, Acholi, Lugisu, Lunyoro, Lukiga, and Alur.
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  The work requires keen analytical abilities; originality of ideas, creative solutions, and the exercise of sound, independent judgment;
    • Must be able to make independent judgments on threats made to protected officials.

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